Sweet Little Details: Surprise Red Velvet Cupcakes

It is the most wonderful time of the year and I absolutely love all the goodies and sweet treats out there.   Jen Campbell from Sweet Little Details has given us a very yummy Christmas treat.  Thanks Jen, enjoy!

Surprise Red Velvet Cupcakes makes 2 dozen cupcakes

You can use a boxed Red Velvet Cake mix if you would like…just prepare as normal.

Filling

I like to use more than just a heaping teaspoon of filling…so I normally will double this recipe. 

1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
8-10 ounces of white chocolate chips

In a small bowl, blend cream cheese, egg and sugar. Beat until smooth. Add white chocolate chips.

Red Velvet Cake

The cake recipe is from Bakerella

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 oz. red food coloring

Images by: Jen Campbell

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 standard muffin cups with cupcake liners.

Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside. Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really good with another wire whisk. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.

Fill prepared pans 2/3 full and top with heaping teaspoon of filling. Bake at 350 for 20 -25 minutes.

If you choose to frost these cupcakes, cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 pounds confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Cream together cream cheese and butter. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, add confectioners sugar a little at a time. Once all sugar has been added increase to medium speed until frosting is creamy.

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